Cable TV and Campus Movies

Davidson provides a standard cable television hookup in all residence hall rooms, apartment living rooms, and hall lounges. CAT-TV includes 121 channels, some of them high-definition, and the channel guide is available on channel 2. View the complete cable television schedule.

Movies at Davidson

The Residence Life Office now offers a movie channel at All students, staff and faculty may access it within the perimeter of campus from phones, computers, ipads, etc. An initial 100 movies are loaded in August and will be available through December. In January the line-up will change to a new selection of 100 and will be available through July. Most months there will be 4-8 additional movies added to the line-up. 

Connecting Your TV

Each residence hall room has one cable TV hook-up. If you live in a suite or an apartment, only the common area is activated for cable with the exception of Tomlinson Hall pods, in which both the rooms and lounge have hook-ups.

To connect your TV for the first time on campus, you will need a standard coaxial (coax) cable, available at the college bookstore, and a digital television.  The college does not provide either of these items to students.

To connect:

  • Connect one end of the coax cable to the wall outlet (generally located in the same place as your Ethernet connection)
  • Connect the other end to your television.
  • Plug in your TV and turn it on.
  • Set up your TV. One of the most important steps in this process is to change your input to cable and to run an automatic channel search.
  • After the channel search is complete, tune your TV to one of the available channels to ensure it is working properly.

If you have trouble with your TV hook-up, email the IT Help Desk at or call 704-894-2900.

Report a Problem

For cable outages and problems with your individual connection, contact the Help Desk at 704-894-2900 or email